Kentucky Sunrise (Two Step). Composed by King. Arranged by Robert E. Foster. Concert band. Heritage of the March Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR174 & CL.WFR197). March. Grade 3.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 1995. Duration 2 minutes, 17 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-2678-00AR).
A great new edition of Karl L. King's classic circus piece with a happy ragtime beat. Originally written to accompany a "trick horse" act with the Barnum & Bailey's Circus, the tune soon became so popular that it was used for a wide variety of acts including clown "walk-a-bouts". Bob Foster's arrangement retains all of the color and excitement of the original while making it playable with the modern concert band instrumentation. It's not easy, but it sure is fun!